Steadfast Stephen Stoned

In the sixth and seventh chapters of Acts we are introduced to a man by the name of Stephen.¬†Stephen was not one of the twelve apostles chosen by the Lord. He was one of seven deacons chosen by the church to help care for widows so that the apostles could devote themselves to prayer and…

What to Expect When the Holy Spirit Shows Up

This Sunday, June Ninth, Christians will celebrate the Day of Pentecost, the last major festival of their church calendar. This festival commemorates yet another promise kept by Jesus, the promise to send the Holy Spirit to his disciples. Since Christians celebrate Christmas and Easter with such gusto, the Day of Pentecost is sometimes overlooked. Yet…